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JANUARY, 1815.
Proceedings.

Senats.
Nars-Messrs. Barbour, Brown, Chace, Daggett, time may be given to complete the payments for
Dana, Fromentin, German, Giles, Goldsborough, Gore, the said lands; for reasons therein stated; and
Horsey, Hunter, King, Lambert, Mason, Robinson, the memorial was read.
Tait, Thompson, Wells, and Wharton,

On motion, by Mr. MORROW, Whereupon, on motion, by Mr. Giles,

Ordered, That it be referred to the committee Resolved, That the Senate recede from their to whom was referred, on the 21st of September, amendments to the amendments of the House of the memorial of the Legislature of the Indiana Representatives to the said bill, to which the said Territory, to consider and report thereon by bill House bave disagreed; and that they recede from or otherwise. their disagreement to, and concur in, all the other The President also communicated a resoluamendments of the House of Representatives tion of the Legislature of the Mississippi Territhereto.

tory, tendering to the General Government their Mr. Brown, from the managers appointed on undivided support in repelling the aggressions the part of the Senate, on the disagreeing votes and unjust demands of the enemy, and preferring of the two Houses, on the bill, entitled “ Ån act a sacrifice of their lives and fortunes, io the sur. to authorize the President of the United States render of our rights or national dignity; and the to accept the services of volunteers who may as- resolution was read, and ordered to be printed for sociate and organize themselves, and offer Their the use of the Senate. services to the Government of the United States,"

The three bills brought up yesterday for conreported :

currence were read, and passed to the second “ That they have agreed to recommend to their re

reading. spective Houses a modification of the first amendment

On motion, by Mr. Smith, the bill, entitled of the Senate, in lieu of the amendment proposed by "An act for the better regulation of the Ordnance the House of Representatives, by adding the following department," was read the second time by unaniproviso, at the end of the first section :

mous consent; and referred to the Committee on “ And be it further provided, That, in case the Presi- Military Affairs, to consider and report thereon. dent of the United States shall hereafter call on the The Senate proceeded to consider the amendExecutives of the several States to hold in readiness ments of the House of Representatives to the their respective quotas of militia for service, he shall bill, entitled "An act supplementary to the act, consider the corps of State troops raised in any State, entitled 'An act providing for the indemnification as part of the quota of such State.

of certain claimants of the public lands in the * And in lieu of the amendment proposed by the Mississippi Territory.". House of Representatives to the 5th section, to modify

Whereupon, on motion, by Mr. Hunter, the 5th section as proposed by the Senate, by striking out the word “forty," in the 12th line, and inserting amendment.

Resolved, That they concur therein with an the word “seventy."

The Senate proceeded to consider the report

of the committee of conference on their part, on SATURDAY, January 21.

the disagreeing votes of the two Houses, on the The President laid before the Senate a mes of the United States to accept the services of

bill, entitled "An act to authorize the President morial of the Legislature of the Mississippi Ter volunteers who may associate and organize themritory, praying that the inhabitants of said Ter. ritory may be authorized to form a convention selves, and offer their services to the Government

of the United States. for the adoption of a constitution, and that the said Territory may be admitted into the Union

Whereupon, on motion, by Mr. BROWN, as a State; for reasons stated at large in the me

Resolved, That they concur therein with an

amendment. morial; wbich was read. The President also laid before the Senate

The Senate resumed the bill, entitled "An act another memorial of the Legislature of the said to prohibit intercourse with the enemy, and for Territory, praying that the amount of losses sus

other purposes;" and on motion, by Mr. BiBB, tained by citizens of said Territory, in the war made the order of the day for, Monday next.

the consideration thereof was postponed to, and against the Creek Indians, may be ascertained, in order that the sufferers may be indemnified in relief of Edward Barry and George Hodges, 10

On motion, by Mr. ANDERSON, the bill for the lands, acquired from said Indians, as is stated in the memorial; which was read.

gether with the accompanying documents, was The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate another September, on the memorial of the President and

referred to the commitiee appointed on the 23d memorial of the Legislature of the said Territory, Directors of the Washington Bridge Company, praying that the power to lease out the lands set apart for the public schools in said Territory may

to consider and report thereon. be vested in said Legislature; for reasons therein

The bill concerning field officers of the militia

was read the second time. stated; and the memorial was read.

The PresiDENT also laid before the Senate another memorial of the Legislature of the said

MONDAY, January 23. Territory, praying that the interest which has ac The President laid before the Senate the crecrued on lands in said Territory, purchased of the dentials of OUTERBRIDGE HORSEY, appointed a United States, may be remitted, and that further Senator by the Legislature of the State of Dela

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JANUARY, 1815.

ware, for the term of six years, commencing on for other purposes,” together with the amendthe fourth day of March next; and they were ments reported thereto by the select committee; read, and laid on file.

and the amendments were agreed to with an The Senate resumed the consideration of the amendment; and the bill having been further motion submitted on the 10th instant, by Mr. amended, on motion, by Mr. Roberts, the furMason, relative to information requested by their ther consideration thereof was postponed until resolution of the 9th November last; and on the lo-morrow. question, to agree thereto, it was determined in the negative-yeas 12, nays 18, as follows:

Tuesday, January 24. Yeas-Messrs. Dana, German, Goldsborough, Gore,

The seven bills brought up yesterday for conHorsey, Hunter, King, Lambert, Mason, Smith, Tay- currence were read, and passed to the second lor, and Thompson.

reading Nays—Messrs. Anderson, Barbour, Bibb, Chace, A message from the House of Representatives Condit, Daggett, Gaillard, Giles, Kerr, Lacock, Mor- informed the Senate that the House have passed row, Roberts, Robinson, Turner, Varnum, Walker, a bill, entitled "An act to amend the act laying duWells, and Wharton.

ties on licenses to retailers of wines, spirituous The Senate resumed the consideration of the liquors, and foreign merchandise;" in which bill motion submitted on the 27th December last; they request the concurrence of the Senate. and on motion, by Mr. King, the consideration The bill last mentioned was read, and passed thereof was further postponed to the first Monday to the second reading, in February next.

The bill for the relief of Henry Nimmo was The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of John read the second time. Brahany," was read the second time.

The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Ben- Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An jamin Wells and others," was read the second act to prohibit intercourse with the enemy, and time, and referred to a select committee, to con- for other purposes." sider aod report thereon; and Messrs. Roberts,

Mr. DAGGETT moved to strike out the 8th sec. Mason, and BARBOUR, were appointed the com- tion of the bill. And after debate, on motion, by mittee.

Mr. BARBOUR, the further consideration thereof A message from the House of Representatives was postponed until tomorrow. informed the Senate that the House agree to Mr. Smith, from the committee to whom was the amendments of the Senate to the bill, enti- referred the report of the Secretary of the Treatled "An act providing for the indemnification sury containing a statement of proceedings under of certain claimants of public lands in the Miss the act to regulate the laying out and making a issippi Territory." They agree to the report of road from Cumberland, in the State of Maryland, the conferees on the disagreeing votes of the two to the State of Ohio, made a report; which was Houses on the amendments to the bill, entitled read. "An act to authorize the President of the United Mr. Smith, from the same committee, reported States to accept the services of volunteers who a bill in addition to the act to regulate the laying may associate and organize themselves, and offer out and making a road from Cumberland, in the their services to the Government of the United State of Maryland, to the State of Ohio; and the Slates," with the amendment made thereto by bill was read, and passed to the second reading. the Senate; and that the bill be passed accordingly. Mr. TAYLOR, from the commillee to whom was They have passed a bill, entitled "An act to alter referred the bill, entitled "An act supplementary and amend the several acts for establishing a to the act, entitled 'An act laying duties on liNavy Department, by adding thereto a Board of censes to retailers of wines, spirituous liquors, Commissioners; a bill, entitled "An act directing and foreigo merchandise, and for other purposes," the manner of contracts and purchases in the reported it wth amendments. Navy Department, and for promoting economy On motion, by Mr. GOLDSBOROUGH, the bill therein," a bill, entitled "An act for the relief for the relief of Bowie and Kuriz, and others, was of Joseph Perkins ;" a bill, entitled "An act con- recommitted to Messrs. GOLDSBOROUGH, GORE, cerniog Malthew Guy, John Woodward, Sam- and Chace, further to consider and report thereon. uel Tennison, and Wilfred Drury;" a bill, enti On motion, by Mr. MORROW, a member was tled "An act con

onceroing Weston Jenkins and added to the committee to whom was referred, the others;" a bill, entitled "An act for the relief of 21st September last, the memorial of the LegislaWilliam Arnold;" also, a bill, entitled "An act ture of the Indiana Territory, in place of Mr. for the relief of 'Farrington Barkelow, adminis- BLEDSOE; and Mr. Barbour was elected. trator of Mary Rappleyea;" in which bills they The bill for the relief of Henry Nimmo was request the concurrence of the Senate.

read the second time, and considered as in ComMr. Hunter, from the committee to whom the mittee of the Whole; and, no amendment having subject was referred reported a bill for the relief been proposed, the bill was ordered to be enof Henry Nimmo; and the bill was read, and grossed and read a third time. passed to the second reading. The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the

WEDNESDAY, January 25. Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An The bill, entitled "An act to amend the act layact to prohibit intercourse with the enemy, and ing duties on licenses to retailers of wines, spiritu

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ous liquors, and foreign merchandise," was read YEAs-Messrs. Daggett, Dana, Fromentin, German, the second time, and referred to the committee to Goldsborough, Gore, Horsey, Hunter, King, Lambert, whom was referred, the 18th instant, the bill, en- Mason, Thompson, and Wells. titled "An act to amend the act, entitled 'An act

Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Barbour, Bibb, Chace, to provide additional revenues for defraying the Condit, Kerr, Lacock, Morrow, Robinson, Smith, Tait, expenses of Government, and maintaining the Taylor, Varnum, Walker, and Wharton. pablic credit, by laying a direct tax upon the Uni On motion, by Mr. BARBOUR, to amend the ied States, and to provide for assessing and col-eighth section of the bill, by inserting, in the fifth lecting the same;" and the act, entitled "An act line, after the word "aci," the words, " or under 10 provide additional revenues for defraying the color thereof;" it was determined in the negaexpenses of Government, and maintaining the tive-(the Senate being equally divided) yeas 14, public credit, by laying duties on household furnays 14, as follows: niture, and on gold and silver watches," to consider YEAs-Messrs. Anderson, Barbour, Bibb, Chace, and report thereon.

Condit, Lacock, Morrow, Robinson, Tait, Taylor, TurThe bill for the relief of Henry Nimmo was read ner, Varnum, Walker, and Wharton. a third time, and passed.

Nars-Messrs. Daggett, Dana, Fromentin, German, Mr. Mason presented a petition, signed by a Goldsborough, Gore, Horsey, Hunter, King, Lambert, pumber of the inhabitants of the town of Hollis

, Mason, Smith, Thompson, and Wells. in the State of New Hampshire, remonstrating And the question recurring on striking out the against the transportation and opening of the mail 8th section, amended as follows: on the Sabbath ; and the petition was read, and “Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That if any referred to the committee to whom were referred, suit or prosecution be commenced in any State court, on the 26th ultimo, several petitions on the same against any collector, naval officer, surveyor, inspector, subject, to consider and report thereon by bill or or any other officer, civil or military, or any other perotherwise.

son aiding or assisting, agreeable to the provisions of The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Wil- this act, for anything done, or omitted to be done, as liam Arnold," was read the second time.

an officer of the customs, or for anything done by vir. The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Jo-tue of this act, and the defendant shall, at the time of seph Perkins," was read the second time, and re-entering his appearance in such court, file a petition ferred to a select committee, to consider and re- for the removal of the cause for trial at the next circuit port thereon; and Messrs. Gore, Hunter, and court to be holden in the district where the suit is pendMASON, were appointed the committee.

ing, and offer good and sufficient surety for his entering The bill

, entitled "An act for the relief of Far- in such court, on the first day of its session, copies of rington Barkelow, administrator of Mary Rap-ing at the court and entering special bail in the cause,

process against him, and also for his there appear. pley ea," was read the second time. The bill, entitled "An act concerning Weston then be the duty of the State court to accept the surety,

if special bail was originally required therein, it shall Jenkins and others," was read the second time and proceed no further in the cause, and the bail that

The bill, entitled "An act concerning Matthew shall have been originally taken, shall be discharged, Guy, Jolin Woodward, Samuel Tennison, and and such copies being entered as aforesaid in such Wilfred Drury," was read the second time. court of the United States, the cause shall there pro

The bill, entitled "An act to alter and amend ceed in the same manner as if it had been brought the several acts for establishing a Navy Depart- there by original process, whatever may be the amount ment, by adding thereto a Board of Commission of the sum in dispute or damages claimed, or whatever ers," was read the second time, and referred to the citizenship of the parties, any former law to the the Committee on Naval Affairs, to consider and contrary notwithstanding. And any attachment of the report thereon.

goods or estate of the defendant, by the original proThe bill, entitled "An act directing the man

cess, shall hold the goods or estate so attached to answer ner of contracts and purchases in the Navy

De- the final judgment, in the same manner as by the laws partmeot, and for promoting economy therein," of such State they would have been holden to answer was read the second time, and referred to the final judgment, had it been rendered by the court in same committee, to consider and report thereon. which the suit was commenced. And it shall be law

ful, in any action or prosecution which may be now INTERCOURSE WITH THE ENEMY. pending, or hereafter commenced, before any State The Senate resumed, as in Committee of th

court whatever, for anything done, or omitted to be Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled done, by the defendant, as an inspector or other officer "An act to prohibit intercourse with the enemy, to remove and transfer, by appeal, such decision, during

of the customs, after final judgment, for either party and for other purposes;" and Mr. VARNUM was

the session or term of said court, at which the same requested to take the Chair. On the question to strike out the eighth section, circuit court of the United States, to be held in the

shall have taken place, from such court to the next as proposed by Mr. Daggett-on motion, by Mr. district in which such appeal shall be taken in manner BIBB, it was agreed to take the question by yeas aforesaid; and it shall be the duty of the person taking and days.

such appeal and transfer, to produce and enter in the On motion, by Mr. DAGGETT, that the bill be said circuit court, attested copies of the process, proreferred to a select committee, further to con- ceedings, and judgment, in such cause ; and it shall sider and report thereon, it was determined in also be competent for either party, within six months the negative--yeas 13, pays 15, as follows: of the rendition of a judgment in any such cause, by

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writ of error or other process, to remove the same to INTERCOURSE WITH THE ENEMY. the circuit court of the United States of that district in which such judgment shall have been rendered; bill to prohibit intercourse with the enemy, and

The Senate resumed the consideration of the and the said circuit court shall

, thereupon, proceed to for other purposes; and the amendments made in try and determine the facts and the law in such action, Committee of the Whole were concurred in; and in the same manner as if the same had been there originally commenced; the judgment in such case not

on motion, by Mr. BARBOUR, it was agreed to withstanding. And any bail which may have been amend the 8th section of the bill, by inserting, in taken, or property attached, shall be holden on the final the 5th line, after the word “aci," the words, judgment of the said circuit court in such action, in the " or under color thereof;" and, on motion by Mr. aame manner as if no such removal and transfer had BARBOUR, to insert the same words in the 7ih line been made as aforesaid; and the State court from which of the same section, after the word "act ;' it was any such action may be removed and transferred as determined in the affirmative-yeas 16, pays 15, aforesaid, upon the parties giving good and sufficient as follows: security for the prosecution thereof, shall allow the YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Barbour, Bibb, Chace, same to be removed and transferred, and proceed no Condit, Gaillard, Kerr, Lacock, Morrow, Robinson, further in the case : Provided, however, That if the

Tait, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, Walker, and Wharton. party aforesaid shall fail duly to enter the removal and Nars—Messrs. Brown, Daggett, Dana, Fromentin, transfer as aforesaid in the circuit court, agreeable to German, Goldsborough, Gore, Horsey, Hunter, King, this act, the State court, by which judgment shall have Lambert, Mason, Smith, Thompson, and Wells. been rendered, and from which the transfer and removal shall have been made as aforesaid, shall be authorized, ath section of the bill as amended, it was deter

On motion, by Mr. Daggett, to strike out the un motion for that purpose, to issue execution, and to carry into effect any such judgment, the same as if no mined in the negative-yeas 13, pays 18, as folsuch removal and transfer had been made: Provided,

lows: nevertheless, That this act shall not be construed to YEAS—Messrs. Daggett, Dana, Fromentin, German, apply to any prosecution for an offence involving cor. Goldsborough, Gore, Horsey, Hunter, King, Lambert, poral punishment : And, provided also, That no such Mason, Thompson, and Wells. appeal shall be allowed in any criminal action or pros Nars—Messrs. Anderson, Barber, Bibb, Brown, ecution, where final judgment shall have been rendered Chace, Condit, Gaillard, Kerr, Lacock, Morrow, Robin favor of the defendant, or respondent, by the State inson, Smith, Taylor, Turner, Varnum, Walker, and court; and in any action or prosecution against any Wharton. person as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for such person On motion, by Mr. Mason, to add the following to plead the general issue, and give this act and any proviso at the end of the 5th section : special matter in evidence. And if, in any such suit, the plaintiff is nonsuit , or judgment pass against him, before he enter upon the duties of his office, give bond

Provided, That each inspector so appointed shall, the defendant shall recover double costs :"

to the United States with sufficient sureties, to the It was determined in the negative-yeas 12, acceptance of the district judge, of the district where nays 15, as follows:

such inspector shall be appointed, in a sum not less YEAs--Messrs. Daggett, Dana, German, Goldsbor- than thousand dollars, for the faithful performance ough, Gore, Horsey, Hunter, King, Lambert, Mason, of the duties of his office, and to respond damages to Thompson, and Wells.

any person injured by such officer under color of his Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Barbour, Bibb, Chace, office ; which bond may, on application to such judge, Condit, Gaillard, Kerr, Lacock, Morrow, Robinson, by any person so injured by such officer, be put in suit Taylor, Turner, Varnum, Walker, and Wharton.

for the benefit of such person :" And the bill having been amended, the PRES It was determined in the affirmative-yeas 16, IDENT resumed the Chair, and Mr. VARNUM re- nays 15, as follows: ported it to the House accordingly.

YEAS—Messrs. Brown, Daggett, Dana, Fromentin, German, Goldsborough, Gore, Horsey, Hunter, Kerr,

King, Lambert, Mason, Smith, Thompson, and Wells. THURSDAY, January 26.

Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Barbour, Bibb, Chace,

Condit, Gaillard, Lacock, Morrow, Robinson, Tait, The bill in addition to the act to reg late the Taylor, Turner, Varnum, Walker, and Wharton. laying out and making a road from Cumberland, in the State of Maryland, to the State of Ohio, amendments were engrossed and the bill read a

And the bill having been further amended the was read the second time.

third time as amended. A message from the House of Representatives informed the Senate that the House have passed the bill, entitled "An act to extend the time of

FRIDAY, January 27. Oliver Evans's patent for his improvement on The bill from the House of Representatives, steam engines," with amendments, in which they entitled "An act to authorize the purchase of a request the concurrence of the Senate. They tract of land for the use of the United States,” have passed a bill, entitled "An act for the relief was read, and passed to a second reading. of Isaac Smith and Bratton Caldwell;" also, a The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Isaac bill, entitled "An act to authorize the purchase of Smith and Bratton Caldwell,” was read, and a tract of land for the use of the United States;" | passed to the second reading. in which bills they request the concurrence of the The Senate proceeded to consider the amend. Senate.

ments of the House of Representatives to the

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bill, entitled "An act to extend the time of Oliver The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Evans's patent for his improvəment on steam Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An engines," and on motion, by Mr. Giles, the furo act for the relief of John Brahany;" and, no ther consideration thareof was postponed to amendment having been proposed, it passed to a Tuesday next.

third reading. Mr. MORROW, from the committee to whom The bill

, entitled "An act for the relief of Farwas referred the bill, entitled "An act for giving rington Barkelow, administrator of Mary Rapplefurther time to the purchasers of public lands to yea,” was resumed, as in Committee of the Whole; complete their payments,” reported it without and, no amendment having been proposed, it passamendment.

ed to the third reading. Mr. MORROW, from the same committee, to The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act al-Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An taching to the Canton district, in the State of act for the relief of William Arnold;" and, no Ohio, the tract of land lying between the foot of amendment having been proposed, it passed to a the rapids of the Miami of Lake Erie, and the third reading. Connecticut Western Reserve," also reported it The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the without amendment.

Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An The Senate resumed the bill making appropri- act supplementary to the act, entitled 'An act ations for repairing or rebuilding the public build- laying duties on "licenses to retailers of wines, ings within the City of Washington; and on spirituous liquors, and foreign merchandise, and motion, by Mr. Lacock, the consideration thereof for other purposes,” together with the amendwas further postponed until to-morrow.

ments reported thereto by the select committee; Mr. Taylor presented the petition of suo- and, the amendments having been agreed 10, thé dry inhabitants of Darlington district, in the PRESIDENT reported the bill to the House acState of South Carolina, praying an alteration in cordingly. the conveyance of the mail ihrough their district, On the question, Shall the amendments be enfor reasons stated in the petition ; which was grossed and the bill read a third time as amended? read.

it was determined in the affirmative. The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the Whole, the consideration of the bill concerning field officers of the militia ; and, no amendment

SATURDAY, January 28. having been proposed, the bill was ordered io be On motion, by Mr. VARNUM, engrossed and read a third time.

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy DeThe amendments to the bill. entitled "An act partment be directed to lay before the Senate an to prohibit intercourse with the enemy, and for account of the disbursements of public moneys other purposes," was read a third time as amended. which have been made at each navy yard in the

On motion, by Mr. King, it was referred to a United States, between the first day of January, select committee, to consist of five members, fur- 1800, and the last day of December, 1814, desigther to consider and report thereon ; and Messrs. nating the disbursements made at each, in each Giles, MABON, BARBOUR, Chace, and BIBB, were year. appointed the committee.

On motion, by Mr. VARNUM, Mr. DaggETT, from the committee to whom Resolved, That the Secretary for the Departwere referred the petitions of numerous citizens ment of War be directed to lay before the Senate of the States of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, the amount of the expenditures in each State in Connecticut, North Carolina, and Ohio, praying the Union, for fortifications and for the ordnance Congress to prohibit the transportation and open- department, from the commencement of the year ing of the mail on the Sabbath, made report ; 1800, to the end of the year 1814, designating which was read, together with the following the sums expended in each State, in each year; resolution :

and, also, designating the sums expended for fortiResolved, That at this time it is inexpedient to inter-fications, from the sums expended for the ordfere and pass any laws on the subject matter of the

artment. several petitions, praying the prohibition of the trans- fairs, to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An

Mr. Tårt, from the Committee on Naval Afportation and opening of the mail on the Sabbath.

act to alter and amend the several acts for estabThe Senate resumed, as in Committee of the lisbing a Navy Department, by adding thereto a Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An Board of Commissioners," reported it with amend. act concerning Matthew Guy, John Woodward, Samuel Tennison, and Wilfred Drury," and on The bill, entitled "An act to authorize the purmotion, by Mr. Tait, it was referred to the Com-chase of a tract of land for the use of the United mittee on Naval Affairs, to consider and report States," was read the second time, and referred thereon.

to the Committee on Military Affairs, to consider The Senate resumed, as in Committee of the and report thereon. Whole, the consideration of the bill, entitled "An The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Isaac act concerning Weston Jenkins and others," and Smith and Bration Caldwell,” was read the second on motion, by Mr. Anderson, it was referred to time, and referred to a select committee, to conthe samecommittee, to consider and report thereon. sider and report thereon; and Messrs. Lacock,

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